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alexandra coghlan

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Alexandra is the classical music critic of the New Statesman, and has written on arts for The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, Prospect, Gramophone, Opera Now, The Oxford Times and The Monthly. She was formerly Performing Arts Editor at Time Out, Sydney. She writes about classical music, theatre and film for theartsdesk.

Articles By Alexandra Coghlan

prisoner of the state, Barbican review - beauty, but where is the drama?

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Der Freischütz, Barbican review - Gothic chills rooted in flesh and earth

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Zauberland, Linbury Theatre review - an adaptation that adds much and gains nothing

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theartsdesk at Itinéraire Baroque 2019 - a musical journey through the Périgord

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Il Segreto di Susanna/Iolanta, Opera Holland Park review - superb singing, mixed staging

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Trouble in Tahiti/A Dinner Engagement, Royal College of Music review - slick, witty and warm

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nevill Holt Opera review - sprinkled with musical fairy-dust

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Un ballo in maschera, Opera Holland Park review - evocative and sensationally sung

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Falstaff, The Grange Festival review - belly laughs and bags of fun

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Agrippina, Barbican review - over-the-top comic brilliance

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Brockes-Passion, AAM, Egarr, Barbican review - fleshly Handel for our earthbound times

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Judith, Royal Festival Hall review - a musical curiosity gets a rare airing

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The Merry Widow, English National Opera review - glitter but no sparkle

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The Monstrous Child, Royal Opera, Linbury Theatre review - fresh operatic mythology for teenagers

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Akhnaten, English National Opera review - still a mesmerising spectacle

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Anthropocene, Hackney Empire review - vivid soundscapes but not quite enough thrills

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